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* Iran has no right to nuclear weapons: Yet, there is no international law that says that the US, the UK, Russia, China, Israel, France, Pakistan, and India are entitled to nuclear weapons, but Iran is not. Iran has every reason to feel threatened. In any event, the US intelligence community's National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of December 2007, "Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities", makes a point of saying in bold type and italics: “This NIE does not assume that Iran intends to acquire nuclear weapons.” The report goes on to state: "We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program ."
* Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier: I have yet to read of Ahmadinejad saying simply, clearly, unambiguously, and unequivocally that he thinks that what we know as the Holocaust never happened. He has instead commented about the peculiarity and injustice of a Holocaust which took place in Europe resulting in a state for the Jews in the Middle East instead of in Europe. Why are the Palestinians paying a price for a German crime? he asks. And he has questioned the figure of six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany, as have many other people of all political stripes.
* Ahmadinejad has called for violence against Israel: His 2005 remark re "wiping Israel off the map", besides being a very questionable translation, has been seriously misinterpreted, as evidenced by the fact that the following year he declared: “The Zionist regime will be wiped out soon, the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom.”3 Obviously, he was not calling for any kind of violent attack upon Israel, for the dissolution of the Soviet Union took place peacefully.
* Iran has no right to provide arms to Hamas and Hezbollah: However, the United States, we are assured, has every right to do the same for Israel and Egypt.
* The fact that Obama says he's willing to "talk" to some of the "enemies" like Iran more than the Bush administration did sounds good: But one doesn't have to be too cynical to believe that it will not amount to more than a public relations gimmick. It's only change of policy that counts. Why doesn't Obama just state that he would not attack Iran unless Iran first attacked the US or Israel or anyone else? Besides, the Bush administration met with Iran on several occasions.
The Washington Post, March 5, 2009, reported: "A senior Israeli official in Washington" has asserted that "Iran would be unlikely to use its missiles in an attack [against Israel] because of the certainty of retaliation." This was the very last sentence in the article and, according to an extensive Nexis search, did not appear in any other English-language media in the world.
In 2007, in a closed discussion, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that in her opinion "Iranian nuclear weapons do not pose an existential threat to Israel." She "also criticized the exaggerated use that [Israeli] Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is making of the issue of the Iranian bomb, claiming that he is attempting to rally the public around him by playing on its most basic fears." This appeared in Haaretz.com, October 25, 2007 (print edition October 26), but not in any US media or in any other English-language world media except the BBC citing the Iranian Mehr English-language news agency, October 27.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Israel is going to literally be wiped off the face of the map. We won't have to worry about the Palestinian question anymore, either.
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
I don't think so. The Middle Eastern nations may be rich, but they aren't technologically savvy. They may own advanced weaponry, but they don't know how to use it.
That's why Israel stands above them all, that's why they hate Israel — it's because Israel is a violent nation with a history of terrorism, and they possess the most advanced weaponry on the face of the planet, and they know how to use it, and some of the most powerful nations on Earth have promised to defend Israel regardless of what happens.
Israel is a platform for controlling the Muslim fanaticism of the Middle East. Make no mistake, anytime the USA and its allies plow into the Middle East, it's to establish a platform from which we can eliminate Muslim fanaticism.
Yes, the USA and Israel are engaged in a holy war to wipe Islam off the map. I wish they'd get it over with, rather than playing this tit-for-tat game of terrorism/counter-terrorism.
Just call it what it is — Judaism versus Islam — let's wage the Last War, and let's move on.
— Doc Velocity
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Did you miss the list of nations I posted? Trust me man, the US will not be happy if Israel were to toss a nuke into Iran while the US is hanging out in Iraq and building up in Afghanistan. The middle east sdoesn't figure into the response - Unless you count Pakistan as "the middle east" (which it's not, it's south Asia. So there)
Originally posted by rationaluser
Get your head out of the sand and wake the # up.